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Technical tips for laparoscopic left colectomy in the obese patient

J Leroy, MD, FRCS M Simone, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Aug 2005;05(08). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1670

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Obesity may pose certain technical difficulties for the laparoscopic surgeon in terms of positioning, exposure, and dissection. We believe that the surgical outcome might be equalized between obese and non-obese patients if the appropriate key operative steps are respected. Here we show certain tips that we believe will help achieve this goal.